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Making blood from skin

Despite being very different kinds of cells, skin cells have been used to make blood cells in mice.

Posted: Sep 15th, 2017

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Red fluorescence in two steps

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows fluorescent proteins to switch colour in two phases. They are thereby laying the groundwork for new applications in microscopy and functional analyses in biological research.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2017

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Artificial enzymes for hydrogen conversion

A new review article summarizes the development of artificial maturation of hydrogenases and how this invention has opened up new avenues in the study of these enzymes, and describe the impact of these findings on energy research in the future.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2017

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Evolution in the lab

Experiments with bacteria show that genes can fuse together, leading to the production of novel proteins.

Posted: Sep 8th, 2017

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Maximum precision in protein synthesis

Scientists have investigated the mode of action of a molecular chaperone vital to protein synthesis. They were able to demonstrate that the speed of protein synthesis is associated with the function of the Ssb chaperone.

Posted: Sep 8th, 2017

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Scientists developed 'smart fertilizer'

Researchers combined traditional fertilizer with a biodegradable polymer, which allowed to slow down the process of decomposition and release of a nutrient into the soil. As a result, the use of fertilizers has been improved and the pressures on the environment have been reduced.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2017

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